March INFO Newsletter

MARCH 21, 2024 — Regina Public Schools publishes a monthly newsletter that celebrates the accomplishments of students and staff; reports on significant events, programs and community involvement; and highlights the activities that demonstrate our Shared Values of respect, belonging, knowledge and responsibility.

To view the March issue, please CLICK HERE.

World Down Syndrome Day

MARCH 20, 2024—World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), held on March 21st every year, is a global awareness day that has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. The date for WDSD of the 21st day of the 3rd month was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.

This year’s theme is “Assume that I can so maybe I will,” an international call to end harmful stereotypes. People with Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities encounter stereotypes every day and are often underestimated, excluded, treated poorly and even abused.

Let us all join together to advocate for the rights, inclusion and wellbeing of those with Down syndrome.

Rise Against Racism

MARCH 20, 2024—March 21st is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It is a day observed all around the world to focus attention on the issues of racism (personal and systemic), oppression, bias, white privilege, colonization, racial inequity/injustice, and truth and reconciliation. Canada was one of the first countries to support the UN initiative and launched its first annual campaign against racial discrimination in 1989.

An important aspect of fostering healthy and respectful relationships is embracing diversity in all its forms. We need to recognize and reject racism to create welcoming and inclusive communities.